New York University was recently forced to cancel a left-wing journalism class after just two students signed up.
The controversial class would have been taught by former Media Matters researcher, Talia Lavin, who promised to give students a background in “far-right, white supremacist movements” in the United States.
Derryck Green, who serves on the advisory board of Project 21, maintains that NYU's attempt to further the idea of a spreading white supremacist movement failed.
"But [what] the students demonstrated – in this micro context – was that this notion of white supremacy or white nationalism isn't as big of an interest as the intelligentsia would have us believe," Green asserted.
In addition, Green pointed out that Lavin has a somewhat checkered past.
Writing for the New Yorker last year, the ultra-left liberal activist falsely accused a disabled immigration official of having a Nazi tattoo – body art that turned out to be a Maltese cross.
Green is confident that students can sniff out sensationalized subject matter when they see it – wanting an education as opposed to political propaganda under the guise of an objective social justice course.
"This is kind of what she deserves,” Green insisted. “I think that students didn't want to necessarily try to go through a class that they didn't have interest in – but, particularly, with someone who lacked the integrity needed to have an honest discussion about this class."
NYU officials told the Daily Caller they have no plans to offer Lavin another position.